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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Rowe, Elizabeth Living with History History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
My father was born in 1893. This program covers events I heard of first-hand about his life in Europe and America, including his account of the 1914 Christmas Truce in the trenches, how he barely escaped that war alive and how his war horse didn't.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - FREEDOM TRAIN History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Harriet Tubman, the intrepid conductor of the Underground Railroad, comes to life in an extraordinary production, with traditional music of the period. One of Theatreworks' biggest hits!
$1001- $3000
Handy, Spook The Songs of Peter Paul and Mary History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
There's a great picture of the Beatles back stage at the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 staring in awe at Peter Paul and Mary. The Beatles knew they were in the company of incredible and important musicians. This trio did more to make American folk music accessible to the masses than anyone else. People all over the world sang along to "Puff the Magic Dragon," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Blowin in the Wind." And audience members can't help but sing along with Spook as he leads them through this heart-opening, educational, and voice-raising program! (Occasionally, Spook is joined by Paul Prestopino who toured with PPM for 15 years as a back up musician.) An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Russell, Linda The Good Old Colony Days History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Balladeer Linda Russell brings the 18th century vividly to life through music. Broadsides, ballads, love songs and humorous ditties are accompanied by guitar, penny whistle and hammered and mountain dulcimers as she tells the stories of everyday life in early America. Included are such songs as Johnnie's Gone for a Soldier, Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me and George Washington's favorite dance tune! In children's program - there is hands-on interaction. They get to try instruments and join in the harvest rhythm band.
$351- $500
Crocker, Keith BILLY GILBERT - Hollywood's Forgotten Comic Genius Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Billy Gilbert is easily one of the most recognized character actors on screen, yet so few people know anything about him. Born to Metropolitan Opera singers, Billy Gilbert was in Vaudeville since age 12, and upon being spotted by Stan Laurel during a stage show in 1929, was introduced to the world of motion pictures. He ended up working with the major comic talents of the day, including Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, The Little Rascals, The Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields. He also acted along side Charles Chaplin, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra. This program celebrates Billy Gilbert's career in cinema, and utilizing various clips from his decades of work shows you why he was one of the favorite foils of Hollywood funny men.
$101- $200
Rivest, Robert 2016 On Your Mark, Get Set, Read - Move, Laugh & Play Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Theater
On your mark, Get Set, Read, Move, Laugh & Play! Comic mime Robert Rivest entertains audiences of all ages while joyfully motivating them to get up, get moving and keep reading. Using mime, comedy, and interactive playfulness, Robert shares fun ways to move, laugh and relieve stress, allowing children and their families to feel healthier and happier. This family show is full of audience participation! In addition to Robert’s hilarious mime stories, everyone will learn cool mime movements, awesome laughter exercises and calming mindfulness activities. Together, we will act out exciting characters and stories highlighting favorite Sports/ Health/ Fitness exercises and a comic mime “poem” about the joys of reading and having fun at the library. Pure fun! Pure joy! http://www.robertrivest.com/libraries/2016onyourmarkgets/
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Ron Cain's Olymp-Trick Games Magic Show Health & Fitness- Sports,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Magic
Central New York magician Ron Cain takes young readers on an imaginary journey to ancient Greece. His Olymp-Trick Games Magic Show highlights the 2016 summer reading program theme, On Your Mark, Get Set. . . READ! The 45-minute program combines an Olympic-style emphasis on sports with Greek myths and legends. Cain tells the audience he needs help finding the ultimate champion of his Olymp-Trick Games. The contenders are Greek gods, goddesses and heroes. Each must perform a magic trick related to an Olympic event. Children volunteer to play the contestants during the show. Will Heracles (Hercules) best everyone in illusions involving feats of strength? Is Artemis faster at sleight-of-hand than her twin brother, Apollo? Can greedy King Midas magically win the gold in any event? Cain is a former history teacher who recently traveled to Greece to visit Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The ancient Greeks valued physical fitness and sports, which prompted them to create the Olympic Games more than 2,700 years ago. They also were great thinkers and writers. Cain hopes his show will inspire young people to visit their local library to read about Greek history and mythology.
$201- $350
Roethel, Glen What's a HOUSE CONCERT? Let's host one at the Library! Music,
Performing Arts- Other
What's all the buzz about HOUSE CONCERTS? If your curiosity is peaked but you don't know where to begin, join us tonight for our own HOUSE CONCERT in the comfort of our library, featuring the sweet voice and acoustic guitar of singer-songwriter, Glen Roethel. Glen just released his third solo CD, Unfolding, so this will be a CD release house concert! Glen's songs have a positive message, and his musicianship has gained him prestigious teaching positions at Summersongs and Wintersongs (summersongs.com, songwriting and performance camps for adults) and at the SoundConnections annual music conference in Kansas City, Missouri and Tampa, Florida. In 2009, Glen was selected over more than 150 big-name applicants as guitarist for the Harmonizing With Humanity house band for a two-day music festival at Hohokam Stadium, Arizona raising awareness and funds for Autism research, three songs from his new CD have been nominated for Posi Awards, he's published by Hal Leonard Corp, the largest music publisher on earth, he's an award-winning songwriter, sought-after studio vocalist/musician, and guitar sideman to the stars! Tonight, Glen plays two 30-minute sets with a 20-minute intermission for refreshments. Ask Glen how you can host house concerts in your own home. http://www.glenroethel.com
$201- $350
Lienhard, Marco Japanese Folk dance and bamboo flute program Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
A program of colorful Japanese folk dances and soothing melodies played on the Shakuahchi( 5 hole end blown bamboo flute) and the Fue (side blown bamboo flute)
$501- $1000
Rivest, Robert Mime Theater Workshops for Teens! Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Mime Theater Workshops for Teens! Master mime artist and comic actor Robert Rivest explores movement and expression in this LOL interactive teen program. Rivest uses his famous comic mime stories and improv scenes as a fun way for teens to explore character and illusion. The program includes a mini, hands-on theater workshop in communication, subtext, facial expression and body language! Teens love Robert's true to life characters, awesome illusionary skills and his playful, down-to-earth sense of humor.
$351- $500
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